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Friends of CaregiverAsia are accomplished professionals in their fields as well as dedicated caregivers. When not busy making a positive impact on their surroundings, friends of CGA gratify others with their insightful and heartwarming stories.

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Personal Branding for Locum GPs: How to Do It and Why

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2018 7:41:09 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

General practitioners are often proud of what they do, albeit quietly. Many find the now popular practice of self-promotion. It is, however, a necessary part of going freelance especially when you just started being a locum GP.

Some people may advise you to “be everywhere.” Use social media, join online forums, have a blog, and go to networking activities here and there. This can be exhausting and could take a lot of your time. Self-promotion is but a small piece of the whole puzzle. With self-promotion, you can make people know you, like you, and trust you. But the big question is, who are those people?

This is where personal branding comes in.

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11 Things You Should Know About Setting Your Singapore Locum GP Rates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2018 6:56:41 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

Singapore locum GP rate varies widely. The unwritten rule, however, is that rates of pay tend to be higher when hired directly by practices because you won’t need to pay any agency fees. You can negotiate with the practice with regards to the hours and rates they normally provide for locum doctors.

We suggest that you consider the following factors when setting your Singapore locum GP rates:

  • Your years of experience
  • The number of patients you’re required to see
  • The complexity of the disease
  • The duration of the consultation

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常见的失智症类型

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 3:47:40 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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你知道吗?失智症并不只是一种疾病,而是各种脑疾病的总称。

在十九世纪晚期之前,失智症一直是一个伞式术语,其中囊括了许多类型的非相关精神疾病,并且那时候对于医学的认知也相当有限。这一领域内医学知识的进展杂乱无章,都是在对为什么“失智症”这同一个病因下会产生不同的发病情况进行研究。这本身就令人遗憾。更别提与失智症相关的社会耻辱感,以及人们认为失智是自然变老所带来的错误后果了。

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Where to Find a Support Network for Locum GPs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2018 6:54:22 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

Professional isolation is one of the biggest problems faced by locum GPs. Solo general practitioners are more likely to experience this problem, according to the 2015 Finding My Place report by Australia-based NGO Rural Health West. Some of the most notable effects of professional isolation are stress, limited access to healthcare, and limited knowledge of the present state of their performance. These consequences have a direct impact on performance quality.

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家庭护士对于忙碌家庭的五大好处 | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2018 1:07:40 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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事实上,许多年迈的双亲,因家庭的经济状况,被家人遗弃在疗养院的故事(stories)越来越多。对于忙碌的家庭,家庭护士能为您提供以下的好处来排除以上可悲的结局。

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My Freelance Nursing Career With CSS

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2017 11:09:22 AM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Testimonials

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Hey guys, my name’s Ricky and I’m a freelance nurse who’s recently signed up with CaregiverAsia Pte Ltd. As a freelancer, I’m not confined to tight schedules and having to ask my my colleagues to swap shifts when I need to go on leave, because, as a freelance nurse, it’s simply based on my own time and availability.

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Assess Your Skills as a Freelance Medical Professional

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2017 5:51:24 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

If you have been following this blog over recent weeks, you may have read the articles about the tort of negligence and how you can attempt to defend a claim if litigation is ever pursued against you. If this has left you feeling more than a little nervous, now will be the perfect time for you to examine your repertoire of skills and ensure you are up-to-date with modern practices; after all, as a freelance medical professional, the onus is upon you to make sure you undertake regular training sessions.

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How CSS Has Helped My Freelancing Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 3:24:12 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Testimonials

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My name is Felicia Ong and I have been working as a certified freelance nurse aide for two years and recently joined the CaregiverAsia platform. While the healthcare training courses have armed me with the relevant nursing techniques and knowledge to provide professional services in clinics, I didn’t understand what it meant to work as a freelance nurse aide. Neither did I have the confidence to advertise myself to clients, as well as how I should act in a home care setting.

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Looking Through the Macro Lens

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 6:06:05 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Friends Of CaregiverAsia

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This article is written by Kelly Tan, who is a counselor and psychotherapist. Her interest in photography exposes her to different lenses, zooming distances and angles to view life and the world. She loves to nourish her mind with books and articles in financial, spiritual, psychology, philosophy. Meditation has a profound effect on Kelly including calmness and mindfulness.

I did not have an affection for animals and let alone insects, although I did not detest them unless they are in my space and my way. I respect them having equal right on earth as I do but just let’s live a separate life.

During a recent trip to the nature park, I experienced photoshooting with a macro lens for the first time. In my usual ‘blur’ self, I signed up not knowing that the subjects are mainly insects and my heart sank a little when I found out during the briefing before setting off.

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Pros and Cons of Working Over the Holidays for Locum GPs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 12:33:51 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

The holiday season is always festive in Singapore. And just like everyone, doctors and healthcare workers would prefer joining in the festivities with their families rather than working until the wee hours of the morning. For this reason, the demand for locum GPs skyrockets during the holidays.

The question now is this: Is it a good idea for a locum GP to work over the holidays? To answer this question, you need to know the pros and cons of working over the holidays. Comparing the boon from the bane may help you decide between accepting and declining a contract this holiday season. So here are the pros and cons of working over the holidays for locum GPs.

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